Looking for some ideas for a preschool patriotic theme? Let the students draw, color, or paint pictures for marines. When the students spend their time working on a beautiful piece of art for our troops will not only be a fun activity that teaches the students a valuable lesson, but it will also be impactful for the soldiers who receive them!
Last week, we were finishing up a mini-unit about America in preschool. As part of this mini-unit, we discussed Americans in the armed forces. Now, I must tell you I’m a little biased about this topic, as most of my family is retired or active duty military. My father is a retired Marine, making me a Marine “brat”. 🙂 So I thought it would be wonderful if the children drew some pictures for Marines!
Materials for the Pictures
Don’t be fooled by the length of this list of materials. It’s full of things that I’m sure you already have on hand! Here’s what we used (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
Pictures for Marines
The children did a wonderful job with this little project of ours. A few of them really got into it, creating multiple pictures to send. There were pictures of their families, themselves, what they thought the Marines looked like, flowers, American flags and more. I was very proud of the kiddos for taking their time to create pictures they thought the Marines would enjoy.
Once the children completed their drawings, they were excited to tell us what they’d done. We took dictations, writing on their pictures as they told the story. Many of the children expressed their wish for the soldiers to return home. I was moved that the students were so interested in talking about the Marines’ families and how much the Marines were likely missed. [Dad, if you’re reading this . . . yes, I know Marines aren’t soldiers, but the preschool kiddos call everyone in the Armed Forces “soldiers”.]
My dad was nice enough to get me the address to one of his former companies, so they’ll receive our students’ drawings. I hope the pictures bring smiles to the faces of men and women who work so hard for our country, often with little or no appreciation. Have you and your children/students ever written to men/women in the armed forces?
Shared at Delicate Construction’s Made By Little Hands Monday
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Your blog is so cute! I’ve nominated it for the Liebster Award:
Awww, thank you! And thanks so much for nominating me! I’m tickled . . . can’t wait to read more about it on your page. 🙂
oh my goodness! This is too sweet, such a wonderful thing for you to do and teach. I love all the drawings, there is no doubt these will bring smiles to the troops faces 🙂
Thank you! I got a kick out of them, so I’m hoping the Marines will enjoy them too. Hope you have a great week, and thanks for co-hosting the hop.
Hey! Love all the craft ideas and activities! Will have to pin a bunch for “down the road”! Love that the kids are sending pictures to the marines!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find some good ideas for later on. I enjoyed checking out Team Bowen, especially the “ten on ten” post. 🙂 Hope you have a great week!
What a lovely project. I’m sure the people in the armed forces will be delighted to get a special delivery!
Thank you! I hope they are. 🙂